The SEED Center

Resource Center


The Resource Center organizes resources around 7 green economy “Sectors” and 7 “Topics.”

Search by sector or by topic, or across all sectors and/or all topics. Or search by keyword at the top right of this page.


How are the Resources Organized?

What are the Criteria?

Resources that are included in the SEED Center have been reviewed by the TAG and meet the following criteria:

  • Accessible and available for colleges to model and/or customize to their local labor markets
  • Not to be used as a means to market individual consultants or their products to AACC members
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

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Policies to Promote Small Wind Turbines (AWEA)

This guide from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) identifies policy tools that state and local governments can use to bring the private and public benefits of small wind turbines to their communities. You will find definitions of small wind turbine, examples of state incentive programs, and other helpful resources. 

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Online Job Board

The American Wind Energy Association provides an online job board for both job jobseekers and job recruiters.

AWEA Small Wind Turbine Performance and Safety Standard

This standard provides meaningful criteria upon which to assess the quality of the engineering that has gone into a small wind turbine meeting this standard, and provides consumers with performance data that will help them make informed purchasing decisions. This standard was written to ensure the quality of the product can be assessed while imposing only reasonable costs and difficulty on the manufacturer to comply with the standard.  (Must now pay for report.)

AWEA U.S. Wind Energy Projects: State-by-State Project Information

View wind energy projects on a State-by-State basis; this data includes wind power project sites that are in operation and/or under construction. Information is primarily from AWEA member companies.

Centers of Excellence (COE) Workforce Data Customized for Community Colleges

The Centers of Excellence support the community colleges in California by providing customized data on high growth, emerging, and economically-critical industries and occupations and their related workforce needs. Studies for solar, wind, energy efficiency and green jobs are included.

Renewable Energy Certifications from Electronics Technicians Association International (ETA)

ETA International’s comprehensive Renewable Energy credentialing program is unlike any other green certification provider. ETA offers three career track certification pathways in renewable energy technology — Installer / Integrator / Maintainer.

Best Practices in Great Lakes Wind Energy to be Advanced through New Wind Collaborative Project

Through this project, the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative will examine the policies and practices that are working best within and beyond the region; those that allow wind development yet are protective of environmental and community concerns. Once identified, it will “tell the story” about those practices through the development and strategic delivery of various materials, including an online toolbox and briefings to Great Lakes decision makers. Provides ideas on how to talk about building the wind industry in a course.

Best Practices for Community Solar and Wind Generation Projects: Model Program Rules for Communities

This document helps explain how to structure community renewable energies projects that allow for ownership by many people within a community context.  This model has been used successfully in many parts of the country and in other countries.  These materials could be included in courses that explain how to increase sales and/or financing and implementation of renewable energy systems on a larger than individual home scale.

Offshore Wind Energy Resource Assessment for the United States

This industry analysis of the U.S. offshore wind industry includes potential energy generation capacity and job creation opportunities.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Renewable Energies Resources for Students/Teachers

There are a variety of educational resources that can help you learn about the renewable energy sources and technologies, including biomass energy, geothermal energy, hydrogen energy, solar energy and wind energy.

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